A Rhode Island man is in hot water after reckless antics led to an accident.
Onasi Olio-Rojas is sure to become a cautionary tale for all the youths in the United States after his reckless car accident. The Pawtucket resident was driving along Route 6 in Providence, R.I., but the road trip turned into a tragedy. Olio-Rojas was using Facebook’s live stream on his phone while driving more than 100 miles per hour. He was weaving in and out of traffic without a seatbelt. At one point during the video, you can see the speedometer reach 116 miles per hour just before his crash. Olio-Rojas’ live stream ended when he lost control of the car and collided with a garbage truck. Olio-Rojas survived the accident and was arraigned by the police while still in his hospital bed.
“He has his camera in his right hand, videotaping himself as he’s driving, has no seatbelt on, he starts to hit speeds of 90 miles an hour which increases to 100 miles an hour, then you see several erratic lane changes where he goes from the high-speed lane to the low-speed lane, into the breakdown lane, in and out of traffic,” Capt. John Allen, of the Rhode Island State Police, told WPRI. “Mr. Rojas just has a blatant disregard for anyone else on the road.”
According to WPRI, Olio-Rojas has been charged with reckless driving and operating on a suspended license.
Eyewitnesses say a car that sits totaled in the fast lane of Route 6 rear-ended a recycling truck, ending up under the truck's bumper. pic.twitter.com/YwF38wEaaP
After months of being on the receiving end of tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters finally have a reason to rejoice. On Sunday, President Obama effectively halted plans to build the pipeline under the Sioux’s Missouri River reservoir, putting an end to the contentious standoff between authorities and protesters. In the aftermath of President Obama’s verdict, activists, celebrities, and politicians took to social media to express their joy.
America’s favorite politician, Bernie Sanders, used Facebook to express his trademark common sense and compassion.
Bernie reminds us that we’re celebrating something that shouldn’t have even been an issue in the first place, saying, “In the year 2016, we should not continue to trample on Native American sovereignty.”
Mark Ruffalo sent a very heartfelt “thank you” to those who had engineered the protester’s victory.
Dakota Access Pipeline Denied by Army Corps of Engineers! No win is ever permanent but we can rejoice today because together we created greater justice in the world, we opened the door to heal the old wounds sustained by our indigenous people. President Obama will leave the White House as a great chief of America for this. We must all thank the Native Youth who started this movement who started the camp and ran all over the USA to stop this from happening. It is for them, the unborn and the voiceless that we persist in the struggle. We must also have compassion for the Police who were on the other side of this struggle but are still our brothers and sisters.
As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.
Standing Rock is well aware of Trump’s interest in the pipeline. The chairman hopes to talk to him about the potentially harmful consequences of DAPL.
Standing Rock Sioux chair, Dave Archambault told Reuters, “The current administration did the right thing and we need to educate the incoming administration and help them understand the right decision was made.”
As uncertainty looms, victory brings hope to those who have fought so hard for what was already theirs.